When the chips are down, the real game begins in this look at the clandestine world of professional poker players, otherwise known as rounders. Buddies Mike (Matt Damon) and Worm (Edward Norton) met as economic outcasts at a posh prep school and bonded over
cards. But Worm, who lives to fleece, is a hustler at heart and not a smart one, while Mike loves the pure skill and thrill of figuring the cards and, more important, the players. Now they're at the crossroads: Chastened by having lost his savings on an ill-advised bet against ruthless Teddy KGB (John Malkovich), Mike is in law school, working a chump job and living with Jo (Gretchen Mol). Worm took the rap for a...